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03/26/2013 02:35 pm ET | Updated Mar 26, 2013

Obama To Name Julia Pierson As New Secret Service Director

President Obama will appoint Julia Pierson, a veteran U.S. Secret Service agent and senior official, as the first female director of the agency, White House officials said Tuesday.

Pierson, 53, began her career in the Secret Service as an agent in Miami three decades ago. She now serves as the service's chief of staff.

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